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    2018scottdirtydozen

       Words by Matt Williams

       on 08/11/2017 13:04:43

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    Now in it's 5th year the 2018 Scott Sports Dirty Dozen will be bigger, better and tougher than ever before. What's the event all about? Quite simply it's a proper trail running event. We're really lucky to have Cannock Chase on our doorstep and we think think it's the perfect location for trail running. We've got lots of hills (up and down), hard stone tracks, muddy single track sections, water holes... the course we put together includes bits of everything whilst also taking runners off the beaten track.

    For the 2017 event we made a big change to the course and thankfully runners loved it. So for 2018 we've tried to keep things similar. So that means the "Ditch Of Doom" stays, but we are making a few changes so that course is more fun than ever, offers more of an adventure than ever and more spectator friendly than ever.

    Don't expect any walls to climb over or barbed wire to go under. No boring grass farmers fields…. This is a "Trail Run" we use one of the best and most beautiful areas in the country filled with fantastic natural trails that make the area such a destination site.

    The course / route is a tough one but that doesn’t mean it’s not suitable for everybody. We don’t time cut offs or anything like that. Some runners will choose to blast round whilst others will run / walk the route and just enjoy being outdoor enjoying the experience

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    Enduro Sections

    Back for 2018, we'll be timing 3 individual sections within the race. These will be short 100 / 200 metres sections up hill or down where to can show us what you're really made of. Scott Sports will be providing prizes for the 1st male and female on each section

    Click Here For An Explanation Video

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    Here's what some of the previous competitors said

    ~ quite simply the best trail running event in the area. So much fun and I never even knew those trails even existed

    ~ fun, friendly and fierce. A 12km run to remember

    ~ love this event! challenging and fun terrain, the hills the trails and even a dip in the water – perfect to let your hair down and just run

    ~ flat, dry, short, easy run…. NOT

    ~ fantastic event, can't wait until next year. Again! Again!

    ~ really enjoyed the run. Felt a bit apprehensive when we arrived as i thought it might not suit me as a slower runner but I will definitely be back and will be recommending it

    ~Expect to be tested, pushed to the limit but above all else expect to enjoy yourself.

     

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    Kids Event

    The kids deserve to be part of the event and it gives the whole family a chance to have a go. For Under 16's the course will be approx 3k long and for Under 12's the course will be approx 1km long. We are happy for parents to join the children on course if required. All will receive a little prize on completion.

    Entry Category

    • For 2018 we'll be offering adult and Junior (16 to 18) and Vet (40+) event categories.
    • We will also be offering a prize for the 1st team across the line. Best 4 members from the same team to count
    • Kids events Under 12's and Under 16's (Age on the day of the event)
    Event Information

    Distance: 12km
    Surface: Trail / Hilly / All Off Road / Water Sections (average knee deep)
    Route: 1 Lap
    Water Stations: Every 4km
    Distance Markers: Every 2km
    Parking: Off Road / Free
    Facilities: Toilets / Catering / Bag Drop / Photographer / Free Parking
    Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female / 1st Vet Male & Female / 1st Junior Male & Female / 1st Male & Female Enduro Section
    Freebies: Medal / Goodie Bag

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    Start Time:

    • 10am - Under 12's
    • 10.30am - Under 16's
    • 11am - Main Event
    Spectating:

    We understand that friends and family may wish to come along and watch you suffer. Therefore we've done our best to keep the course as close to the start / finish arena as possible.

    Directions to the venue

    Tackeroo Camp Site

    Penkridge Bank

    Nr Rugeley

    WS15 2UA

    The venue at Tackeroo is ideal for holding events at. Easily accessible from the north or the south Tackeroo is around 15 minutes from the M6 motorway junctions at Cannock (South) or Stafford (North).

    Arrival:

    Please follow the signage from Penkridge Bank to the car park area. From there you will be directed to the start / finish arena. We recommend that you arrive at this area at least 30 minutes before the start of the event. There will be a secure bag storage area for you to leave clothing / keys etc. Spend some time and warm up before the start and make sure you wear suitable clothing for winter conditions. The start area can get quite windy so a windproof jacket and full length bottoms are recommended.

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    What To Wear For The Event:

    Given the time of year we recommend you plan for wet / cold conditions. Last year we experienced rain, hail, wind and sun! To start with trail shoes are a must. It will be wet and slippy throughout the event and trail shoes will give you the best chance of getting grip. Cover the legs with tights or very light track suit bottom. Avoid heavy fleece or cotton bottom as these will just soak up water and make running very hard work. On top we recommend a good base layer with either a highly breathable top for those running quick or a lightweight waterproof for those taking their time. Again try to avoid thick cotton or polyester tops. You don't need to carry any water as you can get this from the water stations around the course. We'd recommend that you don't carry phones or cameras as the course does include areas of deep water. If you do please make sure they are in water proof holders.

    Enduro Sections

    There will be 3 individual "enduro sections" within the standard course. The start and finish of these sections will be marked clearly so you are fully aware. As well as your time for full course you'll also be timed for the 3 sections and results will be made available after the event. It designed to add a bit of extra fun to the run. You can make as much or as little effort during these sections as you wish. If you're running as a group then why not have a little blast between you. Maybe you're not going to be at the front of the race but you're fast downhill... this may give you a chance to show how good you are!

    Other Information:

    Prize presentation will take place around 30 minutes after the 3rd place female has crossed the line. Prizes for the Team events will be posted out a few days after the event.

    Full results will be available online from Monday after the event. A link to these and the photos taken on the day will be posted on the Facebook page

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    Race Numbers

    We will not be sending out race numbers prior to the event. Please arrive with enough time (we recommend at least 1hr before your event start) to sign on. Signing on will be open at 8.30 in the morning so to give any keen runners time to get sorted well before their start time. At signing on you'll need to find your name against your correct category and sign your name. For any under 18's we will need a parent or guardian to sign for you.

    Cancelations / Making Changes

    We will be happy to process any cancellations up until 2 weeks (12th Feb) before the event. You will also have the option to change details, move category or transfer entries to another rider or have a refund. Transfer of entries will carry a surcharge of £1.00

    Sorry but no changes or refunds after this date

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